Houthi missile strike on Saudi airport leaves 26 injured

Houthi missile strike on Saudi airport leaves 26 injured
Published: 12 June 2019 - 12:03 p.m.
By: Aviation Business

A missile launched by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has struck an airport in south-western Arabia, injuring 26 people, according to state media sources.

Launched at roughly 02:00 on Wednesday morning, the missile reportedly hit the airport’s arrival hall. Women and children were among the wounded, which also include a number of nationalities including Yemeni, Indian and Saudi nationals.

The airport is located 200km north of the country’s border with Yemen.

Arab coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al Malki shared that efforts were underway to identify the type of missile used and its origin.

“Targeting Abha airport proves that the Houthis have obtained advanced weapons from Iran,” a statement shared by the coalition said.

The missiles attack is the latest attack following a drone strike in May that targeted two oil-pumping stations in Saudi Arabia. The last attacks were also claimed Houthis rebels.

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